Estancia Chardonnay is made from grapes grown in our Pinnacles vineyard on the western flanks of the Gavilan Mountains in Monterey County. In this up-and-coming region, the cool climate and sandy, well-drained soils keep yields low and fruit intensity high.
The cool Monterey climate accompanied by a long growing season produced a ripe, mouthfilling Chardonnay. A rich, fruity bouquet and soft, creamy texture of this Chardonnay result from combining the best attributes of barrel and tank fermentation. Subtle oak accentuates bright fruit.
|Complex and well balanced, with ripe, creamy pear, vanilla, spice and toast flavors that turn silky and elegant on the finish. Ready now. 100,000 CASES PRODUCED.
|Varietal Composition: 96% Chardonnay, 3.75% Pinot Gris, and .25% Viognier
Time in Oak: 5 months sur lie
Type of Oak: French & American, 25% new
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
Release Date: July 2002